Author Archives: Andrew Brandt

  1. Single Serving: Júníus Meyvant – “Color Decay”

    Unlike its title suggests, “Color Decay”—the debut single from Iceland’s Júníus Meyvant—is timeless. The track not only hits on the wonder of Van Morrison and Belle and Sebastian with its playful percussion and upbeat acoustic rhythms, but it also calls out to current characters like Edward Sharpe and The Lumineers with its heart-tugging, broad sweeping Continue…

    The debut single "Color Delay" by Júníus Meyvant is like comfort food—without the regret.

  2. An Interview With Zella Day

    Zella Day is an up-and-coming pop artist based out of L.A. who’s being dubbed (somewhat misleadingly) as the “happier version of Lana Del Rey.” While that’s an impressive comparison for a 19 year old, Zella’s songs of summers and ex-lovers are good enough to stand on their on; and with an album and future tours Continue…

  3. Single Serving: JUCE – “Burning Up”

    For some of us, summertime has worn out its welcome: the Fourth of July has passed, the beach has grown stale, and you can already feel August creeping in. Luckily for us, JUCE is here to add ten degrees of heat to your summer fun. The London trio has just unleashed their second track, “Burning Continue…

  4. Single Serving: Adelyn Rose – Perhaps

    Most days slide by with ease. But every once in a while there are times when it feels like the world stops, if only for a minute, to hit us with something heavy. “Perhaps,” a meditative offering from Wisconsin five-piece Adelyn Rose, is the moment after the blow wherein we catch our breath, grab our Continue…

  5. Single Serving: BEA – Safe Ground

    BEA has been baffling me for weeks. Yes, I know that she’s from Amsterdam, and I know that she sings songs too. But I don’t know if she writes them; I don’t even know if BEA is her name, or an acronym—or something else entirely. I do, however, know that the singer’s second single, “Safe Continue…

  6. Single Serving: Zola Jesus – “Dangerous Days”

    “Dangerous Days,” the first single off of Zola Jesus’ forthcoming Taiga, isn’t an indie hit. No, it’s a pure pop smash, built on pulsating synths and a habitual kick. It propels forward—and only forward—getting grander and greater as each verse and chorus passes. And while the instrumental soundscape is strong, the vocals are even stronger. Continue…

  7. Single Serving: Lemonade – Stepping

    There are few beverages that pair better with summertime than lemonade: when made right, it’s a tad bit sweet, a tiny bit tart and a lot of bit refreshing. Luckily for us, the dance-trio who goes by the same name is back—and just in time to soothe our sun-scorched throats. “Stepping” kicks off with a Continue…

  8. Single Serving: Shamir – “I Know It’s a Good Thing”

    “I Know It’s a Good Thing” kicks off with the phrase, “You came without a warning,” and that’s just what Shamir Bailey—a 19 year-old Las Vegas native—appears to have done. Featuring a thudding bass, sky-high vocals, and a piano-stomp ripped right from Spoon’s playbook, “I Know It’s a Good Thing” is a straight shot to Continue…

  9. Single Serving: Kine Hjeldnes – “Cracks”

    Summer love doesn’t always blossom out of the budding romanticism of spring; rather, sometimes it shrivels up even before the hottest months arrive. And if the minimalistic “Cracks” is any indication, the summer sun has burned Norwegian singer-songwriter Kine Hjeldnes. With just her hands at the piano, Hjeldnes offers up a version of heartbreak often Continue…

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